|Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 4):|
By flying for a regional, they would have to quit their jobs. They are probably back teaching or flying bizjet or any job they can get to support their families.
That's not true becaues, well, my dad is doing it right now. Most airlines offer regional jobs to their furloughed pilots. In fact, furloughed pilots can do whatever job they went, because in one sense, they were "fired" from their job. When a pilot gets recalled, however, and they don't accept to come back, then they lose their job. So in short, as long as they have not been recalled, they can do whatever job and work for whoever they want.
|Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):|
What do the furloughed pilots do while they are away? Fly for regionals?
I would say about 85-90% of furloughed pilots fly for regionals. It is def. tough for them to hang on. The other furloughed pilots are flying bizz jets or out of flying competely.